Safety and Education

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Club Spotlight

Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth—and it looks even better by air. With 14 public use airports on the eight islands, there are plenty of opportunities for general aviation pilots. Moore Air is a for-profit company that offers aircraft rental, but also has a flying club to help keep rates low for frequent flyers and visitors to the islands. Moore Air owner and president Mark Jones shares how it all works and what it’s like to fly in Hawaii.

Apr 19, 2015

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Safety

Flying Club members are more likely to have opportunities to fly different aircraft, and getting the proper transition training can make a big different. ASI has created a new online course, Transitioning to Other Airplanes, to help pilots – whether your stepping up to a more advanced aircraft, stepping down to something lighter and less powerful, moving to an experimental, or transitioning to different avionics it’s important to know what to expect.

Apr 19, 2015

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Sharpen your skills

AOPA offers pilots attending the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo a full lineup of fun, informative seminars.

Apr 16, 2015
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Accident

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Harrison Ford injured in aircraft accident

Actor, pilot, and general aviation advocate Harrison Ford was hospitalized March 5 after sustaining injuries in an emergency landing at a California golf course, according to multiple news reports.

Mar 05, 2015

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FAA issues emergency Enstrom AD

An FAA emergency airworthiness directive calls for inspections of certain Enstrom helicopter models after a main rotor separation killed two.

Feb 14, 2015

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Cirrus accident highlights rotor wash risk

A rare but potentially deadly convergence of a landing Cirrus and the wake of a departing helicopter in Colorado was caught on video.

Feb 04, 2015
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Emergency

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Fuel leaks prompt FAA fine

The FAA has proposed a $430,000 fine against Textron Aviation subsidiary Beechcraft after fuel leaks were found in 43 Barons delivered between January 2012 and November 2013.

Apr 13, 2015

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Trig announces comms, audio panels

Trig Avionics announced two new communication radios, the TY96 and TY97, and two audio panels. All are expected to ship during the second half of 2015.

Apr 10, 2015

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Redbird designs a flight nurse simulator

Long known for pilot training, Redbird has branched out with its new flight nursing simulator.

Apr 06, 2015 | comments
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Stall/Spin

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Safety Pilot

In flying, loss of control (LOC) might lead to the ultimate calamity—the loss of life.

Apr 03, 2015

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Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

The Lancair IV-PT is one of the highest-performance kitbuilt aircraft ever conceived.

Feb 04, 2015

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GA safety improving as NTSB targets loss of control

The NTSB on Jan. 13 named general aviation loss-of-control accidents to its Most Wanted list of safety concerns, even as GA accident rates have declined.

Jan 13, 2015 | comments
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VFR into IMC

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Safety Pilot

In flying, loss of control (LOC) might lead to the ultimate calamity—the loss of life.

Apr 03, 2015

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ATC angels

Let’s face it, pilots sometimes find themselves in real “aw, shucks” situations. Despite superior skill, judgment, ingenuity, good looks, or enthusiasm, things just aren’t working out.

Mar 09, 2015

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Air Safety Institute debuts seaplane, helicopter FIRC electives

AOPA’s popular electronic flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC) provides a customized way for flight instructors to fulfill their currency requirement by offering 13 pilot-selectable electives – including new seaplane and helicopter elements.

Feb 11, 2015
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